Visitor in wheelchair
Many of the facilities at Yellowstone National Park are historic and built before current accessibility standards were set.

NPS/Janine Waller


Many of the facilities at Yellowstone National Park are more than a century old and built before the adoption of current accessibility standards; accessibility is not always ideal.

The National Park Service strives to make the park as universally accessible as possible. Extra obstacles will be encountered because of the remote, wilderness nature of this special place.

Facilities described as accessible do not necessarily comply fully with federal standards and some accessible facilities are not marked with the international symbol.

The NPS Yellowstone National Park app includes audio-described sites and alternative text for images, combined with your device's built-in accessibility features. This app includes up-to-date accessibility information for facilities and some trails in the park. Download it before you arrive.


Access Pass

The America the Beautiful - the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass or "Interagency" Access Pass is a free, lifetime admission and discount pass for US citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. The pass admits the pass owner and any accompanying passengers in a private car. The Access Pass replaces the Golden Access Passport, which is still valid, but can be traded in for the new, more durable Access Pass. You can obtain an Access Pass at Yellowstone’s entrance stations, visitor centers, and Visitor Services Office.


Wheelchairs & Mobility

General Information about Wheelchairs & Mobility in Yellowstone

Accessible Features by Park Area


Audio Assistance

  • Films shown at the Canyon and Old Faithful visitor education centers include assistive listening devices and captioning. Films shown in other visitor center theaters meet some accessibility needs.
  • Sign language interpreters are available for ranger programs with three weeks advance notice--call 307-344-2251.
  • All public telephones in the park have volume control. Inquire locally for locations.
  • Public TTY Service is available in all major areas: 307-344-2386. Information is available through TTY regarding accessibility for wheelchairs and other mobility needs. There is also some information about audio and visual aids.
  • The Albright Visitor Center at Mammoth Hot Springs has an audio-described tour of the buildings and exhibits.

Visual Assistance

Versions of the Official Park Map and Guide are available in large print, audio descriptions, and braille.

  • The park newspaper is available in a braille edition.
  • The Albright Visitor Center at Mammoth Hot Springs has an audio-described tour of the buildings and exhibits.
  • Some films shown at other visitor centers are audio described.

Learn more about the availability of visual assistance in Yellowstone…


More Information

  • Service Animals in Yellowstone
  • Accessibility Coordinator—Your comments on accessibility are appreciated and should be directed to:

Park Accessibility Coordinator

PO Box 168

Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168


Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168


(307) 344-7381
Recorded information. For road and weather information, please dial 307-344-2117.

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